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Re: [FOT] Undercoating

Subject: Re: [FOT] Undercoating
From: "SHANE Ingate" <>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 12:47:39 -0500
John James asked:

>Any suggestions on how to remove old undercoating without harming the 
>underlying finish. A great
>TR4A I purchased last Sept was undercoated on day one, and I'd like to 
>remove some serious
>undercoat overspray from the engine compartment.

The most effectice way that I know of (and I tried several in stripping my 
car) is a gas torch and paint scraper.  A comfortable chair, car lift and 
many beers makes the task significantly less unpleasant.  Wear disposable 
clothing that is fire resistant (burning blobs of undercoat have a habit of 
dripping on you).

Eastwoods advertize a brush-on "dissolver", but I have no idea of its 

It took me about 15-20 hours to strip all that junk off the car.  I swore 
not to use it again and so powdercoated everything that was originally 

Shane Ingate in Maryland

Shane Ingate

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